IEEE International Conference on Communications, Control, and Computing Technologies for Smart Grids
11-13 November 2020 // Virtual Conference

Control and Operations

This symposium will discuss new research in the theory and practice of control and operation for power systems, particularly for the smart grid and related cyber-physical systems. This will include new methods and procedures for centralized and distributed control, monitoring, optimization, automation, and protection, as well as their applications to different levels of the power grid, ranging from transmission and distribution systems to microgrids and to buildings and homes. Authors may also discuss the integration of power grid resources with whole energy systems to meet various energy demands, including the use of renewable energy, distributed generation, energy storage systems, and electric vehicles, to meet both heat and transportation systems’ energy demand.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Distributed control and/or decentralized decision making
    • Optimal generation and/or load scheduling
    • Voltage control and frequency control
    • Resilient, robust and scalable control methods
    • Real-time state estimation
  • Distributed energy resources (DER) integration and microgrids:
    • Integration of DER technologies, including renewable generation, and energy storage, and demand response technologies
    • Integration and aggregation of DERs and virtual power plant (VPP) concepts
    • Peer-to-peer (P2P) energy trading
    • Mitigation of renewable source variability and provision of reliable services
  • Analysis techniques for control and operation of power systems and microgrids:
    • Cyber-physical modelling, forecasting, and simulation
    • Cyber-security and privacy analysis
    • Transient and stability analysis
    • Security and vulnerability assessment
  • Multivector energy system integration in distribution systems and micro-grids:
    • Electric vehicle charging control and management
    • Design of energy hub, microgrid, and nanogrid
    • Decarbonization of heat and transportation systems
    • Grid storage provisioning (vehicle to grid)
  • Power electronics and devices for power systems and microgrids:
    • Grid management functionalities of power electronic converters
    • Active power filtering, load-sharing, and islanding operation
    • DC distribution systems and DC micro-grid networks
    • Phasor measurement units (PMUs)
    • Distributed measurement systems
  • Protection and fault-management in distribution systems and microgrids:
    • Fault monitoring, location, and isolation
    • Predictive maintenance
    • Operating strategies during emergencies, islanding and black start